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The School of Arts and Humanities is for students who want to pursue their true passion – or simply find it.

We‘re one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, with a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice, and the humanities.

We’re also home to one of the world’s best film and television schools, the Western Australian Screen Academy.

Our courses are delivered at our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses, with Arts and Social Work also available at our South West Campus in Bunbury.

Our approach to teaching is one that maximises a student’s employability through acquiring hands-on skills and experiencing professional placements, complemented by a solid theoretical background.

Our course structures also allow for acquisition of expertise in multiple areas, recognising the need for multi-skilling in today’s arts and communications industries.


The school offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

Research and creative activity

We are dedicated to providing quality research that encourages interaction with the wider community and contributes to benefiting our society. Encompassing staff and students from around the globe, we celebrate the diversity of perspectives and creativity that this brings.

Our research centres and groups include;

  • Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
  • Global Issues Practice Centre
  • Lifespan Resilience Research Group
  • Psychopathology Research Group
  • Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change
  • Social Program Innovation Research and Evaluation

News & events

Journalism Associate Professor Trevor Cullen and Education senior lecturer Dr Lorraine Hammond are recipients of the national 2016 Awards for Teaching Excellence Thumbnail

Two of the best

There’s good news for those considering studying journalism or education at ECU: the University is home to two of the best teachers in Australia for these courses.

Arts and Humanities students and staff support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce. Thumbnail

ECU students and staff support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce

The HealthInfoNet Visualising Research project is a collaborative partnership between Australia Indigenous HealthInfoNet and the School of Arts and Humanities, with a focus on developing visual representations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health information.

Decibel performs a series of works by visiting Professor Simon Emmerson at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Thumbnail

Decibel performs works by Simon Emmerson

Decibel performs a series of works by visiting Professor Simon Emmerson, in addition to some works composed within the ensemble.Event: Thursday, 24 November

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